Keeping you Informed


Due to government restrictions, we are only able to book 10 participants per class! Be sure to secure your spot as they are booking up fast!

Our Sessions for October are as follows:
Monday’s from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Functional Balance and Strength with Fran Betts at Trinity United Church (As Thanksgiving is Monday, October 12th, there will only be 3 classes this session);
Tuesday’s from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Circuit with Dianne Matak at the Centre;
Tuesday’s from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Essentrics with Jeannette Matak at Trinity United Church;
Tuesday’s from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Chair Yoga with Sandra Malby-Mills at Trinity United Church;
Wednesday’s from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Pilates with Dianne Matak at the Centre; and
Friday’s from 8:45-9:45 a.m. Pilates with Dianne Matak at the Centre

Call or e-mail the centre today to reserve your spots! 519-627-6224 or

Annual General Meeting 2020

Please be advised that Wallaceburg Senior Citizens Inc. will hold their 2020 Annual General Meeting on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

Due to Provincial and Chatham-Kent Public Health regulations and guidelines, in person meetings are limited to fifty people. The in person meeting will be held at Kinsmen Community Centre Hall, 7-1416 Dufferin Ave. Wallaceburg. As there are limited spots, pre-registration will be required. To register please email or call Monday-Friday between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Registration will close Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

We will also be holding the meeting virtually via ZOOM. Again, pre-registration is required and will be closed on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM.

Urgent Message from the President and Directors about Temporary Closure Due to COVID-19

From Paul Cherrey & Directors of WAAC: 

“Chatham- Kent Medical Officer has declared a local emergency to control the spread of COVID-19.  We feel it is important to do our part and help protect the health of our members, guests, volunteers and staff. 

As of March 17th, 2020 all programs, activities and functions at the centre will be suspended. ALL” activities including any offsite activities till further notices.

The Centre will be closed till further notice.  Depending on the information to come it is unclear when we will re-open, but we look forward to that time. “

Thank you for your understanding in this matter. 

Closed due to coronavirus

Trivia Thursday~~ October 22

Are you ready for our 24th addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s we bring you Movie trivia. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun


  1. “Ask the Audience” and “Phone a Friend” are two of these on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
  2. Diane Keaton & Jack Nicholson first co-starred in Reds before later coupling up in this 2003 romance?
  3. What modern-day accessory can be seen worn by some chariot racers in the classic movie Ben Hur?
  4. Variations of what famous three-word phrase are used in all the Terminator movies?
  5. Complete the title of this 1961 award winning British Film: A Taste Of ______.
  6. In what 2004 romantic movie did Ryan Gosling say “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird”?
  7. In what film did Diane Lane play Richard Gere’s cheating wife?
  8. What was the name of the 2004 film about the life and times of singer Bobby Darin?
  9. In what film do aluminum siding salesmen Richard Dryfuss & Danny Devito crash their Caddies?
  10. In the coming of age rock film Almost Famous Kate Hudson plays character Penny Lane. What is Penny’s nickname?


The cool night air gave chills down the necks of three brothers. As the crescent moon rose over the horizon just beyond the sea, the boys noticed shadowy figures in the distances. Was this the tin men they heard about? Was this the folklore coming to life? 

As they approached the shadows they realized it was just some small trees. 

“Wow that was a fright. I thought the story of the unfaithful husband was true.” Jeffrey said with relief in his voice. 

“Yes, me too.  I thought the wife’s tin men had come out to get us?” Paul voice trembled.

“I have to record this in the notebook of our adventures.” Carl pulls a pen out. “Do you guys have the time?”

Looking at their watches, Paul and Jeffery simultaneously answer “8:12”

Carl jots something down and then looks up.  “Well we have 40 minutes before we have to head home where to now guys?”

“Let go look over the cliffs and see if the tide has rolled in yet.”  Paul stated.

Jeffery dismisses Paul’s suggestion. “No, we did that last night let’s go deeper into the woods and see if we can find hidden treasure.”

Yet as always Paul got his way and the boy’s headed towards the cliffs, Jeffery started mumbling to himself. “Something’s gotta give! Paul always gets his ways. Just because he older and bigger it not fair” as he dragged his feet kicking at the fallen leaves.

Suddenly he feels himself falling. “Paul… Carl… Help me”

The two boys run up to find Jeffery had fallen into a large sink hole.  “Are you okay?”Paul screams.

“Yes but my leg is cut bad.” pain can be heard in his answer.

“I’ll be back, I am going to find some vines to use as rope.” Carl runs off and quickly returns. 

He braided the vines before lowering it down to Jeffery, as Paul opens the small first aid kit he always carries with him.

“Are you ready?” Carl threw one end of the braided vines down and wrapped the other around a tree.

Jeffery tied it around his waist “Good to go”

Carl and Paul pulled Jeffery out.  Opening the water canteen,  Carl washed the gash on Jeffery’s leg while Paul prepared some honey on a Band-Aid.

“This is a great antiseptic and should help till we get you home” he half mumbled to himself All bandaged up, they helped Jeffery to his feet.

“Well this was quite the adventure; remind me to log it in the notebook when we get home.” Carl stated as they headed back to town.  Jeffery leaned on his brothers for support and realized that no matter what happens his brothers will always be there; they are truly his lifelines.

Shen Yun Bus Refund

The Board of Directors are pleased to announce the receipt of funds owing us from Badder Bus Operations Ltd. representing our refund arising from the cancellation of our bus trip to attend Shen Yun’s performance at the Four Seasons Centre of Performing Arts in Toronto on March 29, 2020.

Refund cheques are currently being processed for all Shen Yun ticket purchasers and will be available for pick up daily at the W.A.A.C. from 9:00 am to 11:30 am commencing Monday, October 26, 2020.

We wish to thank all our participating members for their patience in receiving their refund.

Note: Masks must be worn when entering the building and you must sign in and out.

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Loaf


for 1 loaf

  • 2 ¼ cups bread flour(280 g), plus more for dusting
  • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour(155 g)
  • 1 ¼ cups toasted pecans(155 g)
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips(175 g)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup warm water(240 mL)
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons instant yeast
  • 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree(225 g)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup(85 g)


  1. In a large bowl, combine the bread flour, whole wheat flour, pecans, chocolate chips, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Stir well with a rubber spatula.
  2. In a separate large bowl, whisk together the warm water, yeast, pumpkin purée, and maple syrup.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and use a rubber spatula to stir until the dough just comes together. With your hands, knead the dough in the bowl until there are no dry, floury spots remaining. Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let rest in a warm place for 60 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.
  4. Using the spatula, fold the dough toward the center of the bowl 8 times, rotating the bowl each time. Cover with the towel and let rest for 30 minutes more.
  5. Place a Dutch oven with a lid in the oven, and preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C) for 30 minutes.
  6. Lightly dust a clean surface and your hands with flour. Carefully turn the dough out of the bowl and onto the floured surface. Fold the edges of the dough towards the center 8 times, then flip the dough over and transfer to a piece of parchment paper.
  7. Carefully remove the Dutch oven from the oven (it will be very hot) and use the parchment to lift the bread into the pot. Cover with the lid.
  8. Bake the bread for 35 minutes. Remove the lid and reduce the oven temperature to 425°F (220°C). Bake for 15 more minutes, until the bread is golden brown.
  9. Carefully slide the bread out of the pot and onto a wire rack. Remove the parchment paper and let the bread cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.
  10. Slice the bread and serve as desired.
  11. Enjoy!

Trivia Thursday~~ October 15

Are you ready for our 23st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition is October fun facts. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun


  1. For what Latin number is October named?
  2. What is the flower for October
  3. There are two gemstones for October. What are they?
  4. Which Monday in October did the UN designated as World Habitat Day?
  5. At the beginning of October what is the sign of the Zodiac?
  6. What sign of the Zodiac covers the end of October?
  7. Finish this October verse by Inez Rice? “October skips along the lanes, It kicks the leaves and laughs with ___________.”
  8. What holiday do Canadians celebrate on the second Monday in October?
  9. What Type of Cancer Awareness is focused on during the month of October?
  10. Name the Hurricane that struck Southern Ontario on October 15th 1954.


“What a Thanksgiving Blessing this is” a young woman named Hazel said to her eight friends. “The sky is clearing up and the rains of the day had finished, just in time to see the meteor shower.”

They were worried that they would lose this once in a lifetime opportunity to see this spectacular sight.  As the sunset peaked over the horizon illuminating the sky with its rays upon the dispersing clouds, the sky transformed to a tourmaline beauty.  The mesmerizing splendour left a sense of awe in their spirits as a flock of ten small birds with red breast flew towards the river’s edge hiding among the Calendula Cosmos, and cattails.

Carol broke the silence, “We better set up before it gets to dark.  First, we must look towards the constellation of Libra. The meteors are to past through it and the constellation of Scorpius”

“Isn’t pronounced Scorpio?”  Janet asked.

“Many think it is but technique it is called Scorpius just like the Capricornus Constellation is often referred to as Capricorn” Carol continued on explaining the difference. 

“Oh look how bright the moon is! It almost looks like a large opal in the sky.”  Joy interrupted.

Suddenly Hazel squealed “Oh it starting.” They all looked up as the night sky filled with colourful streaks of light. 

“Lots of wishes are going to be made today.” Flora whispered. 

As they watched nature’s fireworks, their gasps and awes could be heard in the distance.

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 11

Wallaceburg has such a unique beauty from our waterways to our nature reserves even within our own backyards. With beauty of Nature all around us we have the opportunity to find serenity at every turn, to feel as one and connected with nature.

Today, we have the opportunity to see the beauty from Margaret’s (Margo) perspective. She share with us the beauty from her deck on the Sydenham, Paw Paw woods and area’s around Wallaceburg. She is also sharing with us the beauty from her adventures Kayaking on our waterways. Thank you Margaret for sharing with us the wonders all around you.

We are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

AGM reminder

The Annual General Meeting is on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kinsmen Centre.

Due to the pandemic, this year attendees are required to pre-register.

Pre-registration is closing Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending, please ensure you register ASAP or you will not be allowed into the meeting. (Or sent a Zoom invitation for those of you who wish to attend via Zoom)

Please call or email the Centre to reserve your spot.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars


for 12 servings

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 10 graham crackers, crushed
  • 32 oz cream cheese(905 g), at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups sugar(300 g)
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree(425 g), 1 can


  • ½ cup butter(115 g)
  • 1 cup flour(125 g)
  • ½ cup brown sugar(110 g)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter and crushed graham crackers. Stir until the mixture develops a wet sand texture.
  2. Cover the bottom of a greased 9 x13-inch (23×33 cm) baking pan with the graham cracker mixture and spread evenly. Chill.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Stir until mixture is smooth.
  4. Spread half of the cheesecake batter into the chilled baking pan, smoothing the top, and freeze.
  5. Preheat the oven to 325˚F (160˚C).
  6. Add the pumpkin puree to the remaining cheesecake batter and stir until incorporated.
  7. Spoon the pumpkin cheesecake mixture over frozen cheesecake mixture and spread evenly.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Make the crumb topping: in a medium bowl, combine the butter, flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir until all ingredients are evenly incorporated and the mixture develops a wet sand texture.
  10. Top the cheesecake with the crumble topping and bake for another 25 minutes.
  11. Allow the cheesecake to cool at room temperature. For best results refrigerate overnight once completely cooled, then slice and serve.
  12. Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving

We like to take a moment to wish you all a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Today we share some wonderful Thanksgiving quotes. May your weekend be filled with love, laughter and joy.

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”– Nigel Hamilton

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  – Melody Beattie

Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life… a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year — and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God.” – Ray Stannard Baker

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” – E.P. Powell

Trivia Thursday~~ October 8

Are you ready for our 22st addition of Trivia Thursday?  Today’s addition has a Canadian Thanksgiving Theme. As usual there will be a list of trivia questions and a short story below which have the answers hidden with in it. Some answers are obvious while others might be harder to figure out.   The answers are posted in the comment section. Do you think you can solve them?

Please feel free to leave comment and let us know how you did.

Ready…. Set… Go…..  Have Fun


  1. When was Thanksgiving officially declared to be on the second Monday of October?
  2. In which part of Canada is Thanksgiving not an official holiday?
  3. How many turkeys were sold for Canadian Thanksgiving in 2019?
  4. Which country celebrated Thanksgiving first?
  5. The traditions of eating turkey and pumpkin didn’t originate in Canada. People from which country introduced the idea of eating these foods on Thanksgiving?
  6. What is the name of the annual doubleheader football game held on Thanksgiving?
  7. What Thanksgiving pie ranks number one but is not native to Canada?
  8. Which province is Canada’s biggest cranberry producer?
  9. What is fast becoming a popular alternative to turkey on Thanksgiving, as it gives you the best of three worlds?
  10. Other then cooking what did the indigenous people uses Cranberries for?


The sky was still dark as Tess head toward the open roads. It was going to be a long drive from British Columbia to the Maritimes.  This was her first long road trip and she was glad to have Turducken beside her.  She never realized how much she could love this mutt she found on the side of the road a year ago.  She looked over at him curled up in the front passenger side. 

When she arrived in British Columbia a year ago she was alone missed her family.  She was not able to make it home for the Thanksgiving Day Classic her family held each year.  But that year she was thankful to find this stranded little matted ball of fur.  She knew he was abused when she saw him so scrawny. His white fur had tuffs of mauve tinge to them like someone was dyeing him purple before he escaped.

She remembered how she want to find the person or people that had done this to the little one but with Vancouver’s population of close to 2.5 million she felt helpless in find the culprits.  She believed she could give him a good temporary home until she could find a forever family.

She looked over to Turducken.  “Who would have thought, I would be your forever family and you would be my forever fur baby”. 

He looked up at her and it almost looked like he smiled.  When she came to a stop sign she reached down to the bag of homemade treats for him, actually they were road treats for both of them.  “So do you want a dehydrated apple or pumpkin?” she asked the little ball of white fuzz, “I think I am going to have the apple.”  Turducken’s tail wagged in approval. Giving him his treat she made a turn and headed towards the USA and Canada border. It was suppose to be a shorter route to travel.

When she arrived at the USA Custom office she declared all she had and showed her papers for Turducken.  “We are just passing through on our way to my parent home.” She told the officer.

“Where is that miss?”

“1957 Wyvern Road, St John, New Brunswick. Just taking the quicker route through your beautiful country.  I will be cutting back over into Canada tomorrow at the Noyes Emerson crossing.   Here are my reservations for a motel I will be spending the night at.”

“Well miss it looks like you have everything in order, but please hold on a second.” He said as he shifted on his heels and head back to an office. 

Tess was becoming nervous wondering what the problem might be.  She watched him come out of the office with something in his hand. 

As he approached, Turducken took notice and started to wag his tail.  The officer bent down and open his hand inside was a large pig ear dog treat. 

“Here something for this little cutie as you travels to keep him busy.  You are free to go.  Have a safe trip.” He said with a big smile as he scratched Turducken’s head. 

“Thank you, have a beautiful day too.” She replied and pulled out of the customs area and head toward the highway.

“Well boy it is just you and me for a bit.” She looked over and saw he was enjoying the new found treat.

The sun was rising as the sky brightened. She had a feeling this was going to be a good day to travel.  




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Centre Reopens!

DONT FORGET! The Centre doors will still remain locked. To get access to the building you must ring the doorbell at the front door. Once you enter you will need to sanitize your hands, sign in and completed the self-assessment. Masks are mandatory.

With the new Provincial Guidelines and Regulations, we will no longer be able to run “drop-in” style. We ask that all visitors please call ahead and pre-arrange a time to attend at the Centre, book pool sessions or set up a time to use the exercise equipment.

We also still have spaces available in some of our exercise programs. Call the Centre for more information. 519-627-6224.

The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~Part 10

With the beginning of a new month bring new beauty and colours as fall starts to show its colourful array. Today’s submissions are from Anne. Her eye for nature’s beauty and the wonders around us leads us into the season of harvests and colours. From the sunflower fields in Forest to the water edge of the Rock Glenn and the wonders her travels to her own yard. Thank you Anne for sharing with us your perspective of Nature’s Wonders around us.

We are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders. If you have some that you like to share please send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful. 

For those Born in October

As we start to watch the leaves turn colours and the pumpkins and gourds pop up on porches and in yards. October is the special month of Thanksgivings as we share in the bounty of goodness that is harvested at this time of the year, as well as a blessing of two full moons. We are also thankful that we are able to start a slow opening at the centre. While we are not able to hold our birthday lunches as of yet, we would like to take this time to wish you a Happy Birthday.